Look through the calendar to see what is going on in and around the Blaenavon area.
The events listed are no more than 1 hours drive from the World Heritage Site so why not use Oakfield B&B as your base?
Hopefully there is something for everyone!

May
3
Sun
Dawn Chorus – An Early Morning Walk (Very Early!!) @ Start at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre
May 3 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am

Dawn Chorus WalkWake Up With The Dawn Chorus!

The walks leaves Blaenavon World Heritage Centre at 6:00am on Sunday 3rd May.

Yep! That early. Literally up with the early birds.

Join International Dawn Chorus Day with a short walk from the World Heritage Centre to Forgeside Woodlands to hear our resident birds and summer visitors at their best. Learn to identify common birds by song from our experts.

This walk is part of the walking programme for 2020 being led by volunteers from Blaenavon World Heritage Environment Group – BWHEG for short.

It would be great for people to support this knowledgeable group of volunteers (Oakfield B&B proprietors are active members of BWHEG)

For more information go to BWHEG.Wales

May
25
Mon
Nocturnal Birds & Bat Evening Walk @ Start Point = Blaenavon World Heritage Centre Car Park
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:45 pm

NightjarNocturnal Birds & Bat Evening

As part of Wales Biodiversity Week BWHEG volunteers will be recording bats and nocturnal birds in the Blaenavon Community Woodland.

After driving to Llanover Road at dusk they will look and listen for the mysterious Nightjars emerging from the woods to hunt over the moor, as well as owls and other birds.

The volunteers will be using acoustic bat detectors to convert their ultrasound echolocation calls to ones that can be heard and, with the aid of state-of-the-art technology, identify automatically.

Pipistrelle Bat

Suitable for all, the event will involve a little walking on the road.
Bring binoculars if you have them. Bat detectors will be made available.
Please note that the activity will be cancelled in the event of wet or very windy weather.

This activity is child friendly with an “easy” exertion level.
No dogs on this event.

For more information about the work of the volunteers go to bwheg.wales or Facebook.com/BWHEG